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The Neuroscience of Emotion: From Reaction to Regulation
2009 Third Annual Tufts University Conference on Emerging Trends in Behavioral, Affective, Social, and Cognitive (BASC) Neurosciences
Aidekman Arts Center, June 4-6, 2009
40 Talbot Ave, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 02155


Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D.
"Is a Growling Dog Angry?"
Professor, Department of Psychology, Boston College
Associate in Research, Department of Psychiatry, MGH
Associate Neuroscientist, Department of Radiology, MGH
Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School

Margaret M. Bradley, Ph.D.
"Neural Processes in Affective Perception"
Research Professor, Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention (CSEA)
University of Florida

Michael Davis, Ph.D.
"Neural Systems Involved in Extinction of Fear: Relevance to Psychotherapy"
Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology
Emory University

Patricia J. Deldin, Ph.D.
"The Psychophysiology of Rose-colored Lenses"
Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
Associate Director, Comprehensive Depression Center
University of Michigan

John D. E. Gabrieli, Ph.D.
"Neurodiversity in Emotion and the Brain"
Grover Herman Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT
Director, Martinos Imaging Center at the McGovern Institute, MIT
Co-Director, Clinical Research Center, MIT
Associate Director, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging @ MGH

Ahmad R. Hariri, Ph.D.
"The Neurobiology of Individual Differences in Complex Behavioral Traits"
Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience
Duke University

Klaus A. Miczek, Ph.D.
"Anxiety and Aggression: Translating Preclinical Data on GABA and Serotonin to the Clinic"
Moses Hunt Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Neuroscience
Director, Behavior Core, Neuroscience Research Center
Tufts University

Charles A. Nelson III, Ph.D.
"Tuning the Developing Brain to Social Signals of Emotions"
Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience
Harvard Medical School
Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research
Children's Hospital Boston

Kevin N. Ochsner, Ph.D.
"Reappraisal: From Basic Mechanisms to Mechanistic Breakdowns"
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Columbia University

Elizabeth A. Phelps, Ph.D.
"Changing Fear: Cognitive Regulation to Reconsolidation"
Professor of Psychology
New York University

Mary L. Phillips, M.D.
"Neuroimaging Emotion in Mood Disordered Populations"
Professor of Psychiatry
Director of Functional Neuroimaging in Emotional Disorders
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Diego A. Pizzagalli, Ph.D.
"Toward an Objective Characterization of Anhedonic Phenotypes: Behavioral and Neuroimaging Approaches"
John and Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Psychology
Harvard University

Gregory J. Quirk, Ph.D.
"Prefrontal Regulation of Fear Responses in Rodents "
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Lisa M. Shin, Ph.D.
"Neuroimaging Studies of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Moving Beyond the Identification of Functional Abnormalities"
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Tufts University

Nim Tottenham, Ph.D.
"Infant Institutionalization and Subsequent Socio-Affective Neurodevelopment"
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
University of California at Los Angeles

Heather L. Urry, Ph.D.
"Neural Correlates of Emotion Regulation in Older Age"
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Tufts University

Paul J. Whalen, Ph.D.
"The Fundamental Role of the Human Amygdala in Biologically Relevant Learning"
Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Dartmouth College